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From all things That’s Nice to what’s happening around the industry, That’s Nice news features daily content that is always timely, and sometimes a bit unusual.

Big Things in Store at CapsCanada

12 October, 2018

CapsCanada and the Gilinski family are wrapping up another successful CPhI. That’s Nice is proud to support the organization’s growth as it prepares to launch its brand-new GMP facility in Colombia.

Congratulating Dr. Asemota

05 October, 2018

Dr. Babatunde Asemota, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester, has been awarded physician of the year by New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Asemota is a friend of That’s Nice Managing Director, Nigel Walker. Congratulations, Dr. Asemota!  

Polpharma Biologics Launches New Website

05 October, 2018

Congratulations to Polpharma Biologics for launching their new brand—a defining moment in a series of successful new ventures for this biopharmaceutical powerhouse in Central Europe.

Innovation in Nature

17 September, 2018

Drug discovery scientists are finding new therapies and deriving knowledge from the most unusual of sources. We’re not claiming this little guy we stumbled upon in the woods of Tennessee necessarily holds the key to unlocking the next big breakthrough in life science, but the amount of innovation occurring in the field certainly has us seeing things differently. Where are your R&D resources focused?

Marken Launches New Website

15 August, 2018

Marken, a UPS company, has launched a new website highlighting its full range of clinical trial logistics solutions. Marken is the global leader in providing patient-centric supply chain solutions for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, and That’s Nice is proud to have been serving Marken as Agency of Record for the past six years. Visit to learn more!

Meeting Foster Delivery Science

06 August, 2018

Two years ago, Foster Delivery Science invested in a new GMP facility  as part of a larger investment in its pharmaceutical capabilities.  Vice President Tony Listro was a gracious host as That’s Nice Managing  Director Nigel Walker paid a visit to the new facility in Putnam, CT.  It was also a pleasure to meet the company’s founder and CEO, Larry  Acquarulo.

Polpharma’s Continued Expansion

01 August, 2018

Polpharma continues to make great progress on its new biologics facility with continued investment in both single-use and fixed, stainless-steel fed-batch technologies.

Chemical Evolution

01 August, 2018

Based on a 100-plus year-old chlorine facility in northern Lisbon, this facility in Santa Iria, Portugal is now a small hub for specialty pharma companies.

Biotech Booming in Poland

30 July, 2018

That’s Nice is visiting the ancient city of Gdansk, Poland, to meet with our customer, Polpharma Biologics. The life science community is growing in this Baltic city on the sea, and with the low cost of living and continued corporate investment, expats are returning home.

Innovation in Every Corner

11 June, 2018

BrammerBio has finished the new mezzanine reception area at its Binney Street facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Understanding viral vectors is no easy feat, but a few hours with CSO Dr. Richard Snyder will bring you up to speed

Continued Leadership

07 June, 2018

Nigel Walker, managing director for That’s Nice, reported a refreshing conversation and overall great meeting with AGC Biologics at BIO 2018 this week. President and CEO Gustavo Mahler continues to lead the company after 10 years of commitment.

Italian CDMO | Global Reach

07 June, 2018

Capua, Italy-based Capua BioServices proudly displays its Italian heritage at this year’s BIO International Convention in Boston.

Leading Logistics Solutions

04 June, 2018

Marken, a UPS company, continues to lead the market with new technology connecting researchers, manufacturers and patients through critical supply chain solutions. Visit  to see more.

Need Custom Microbial Manufacturing?

04 June, 2018

If you are attending BIO 2018 in Boston this week, be sure to visit Capua BioServices in booth #743. Elise Mous, Director of Sales & Marketing / Business Development, will be exhibiting along with the rest of her team.  

Get to Know Samsung Biologics

04 June, 2018

Visit Samsung Biologics at BIO 2018 booth #363. Executive Director of Global Business Development John Hong and Business Development Lead Kevin Sharp from the commercial team will be welcoming prospective customers.

Marken: New in 2018

04 June, 2018

Marken , now a UPS company, has just debuted the latest evolution of its creative campaign, emphasizing why the global logistics leader should be the only choice for your patient-centric supply chain. After six years, we continue to push the envelope with Marken.

Next-Generation Clinical Logistics

04 June, 2018

Global clinical supply chain logistics leader Marken continues to advance its creative campaign to emphasize its leadership in supporting the patient-centric supply chain. Visit to see more.

Flexibility in Biomanufacturing

01 June, 2018

Gustavo F. Mahler, President and CEO of AGC Biologics, talks Meeting BioPharma Contract Manufacturing Needs with a Flexible Global Network in the Q2 issue of Pharma’s Almanac. Learn more about AGC’s development and manufacturing capabilities at BIO International in Boston  June 5th-7th —booth #633.

Expanding in Footprint & Capacity

01 June, 2018

Visit Avara Pharmaceutical Services at BIO International in Boston  June 5th-7th where the expanding CDMO will be exhibiting in booth # 1005. Avara’s senior business development team will be attending the show on the heels of a major acquisition in Canada that will significantly expand the organization’s sterile fill finish capacity.

Growth Investment Strategies

01 June, 2018

How do you take a middle-market CRO or CDMO to the next level ? In the Q2 issue of Pharma’s Almanac, Jeffrey Marlough, Managing Director for Castleford Capital, discusses how investment firms are helping contract service organizations expand their market share. To learn more about Castleford, visit

What’s New at Servier

01 June, 2018

Look out for Gwenael Servant, Managing Director of Servier CDMO, at BIO International in Boston  June 5th-7th . Gwenael and the Servier team will be exhibiting at booth# 731 as the organization closes in on the final stages of its oncology portfolio acquisition from Shire.

Rapid Growth in Biotech

01 June, 2018

Nigel Walker, Managing Director for That’s Nice, examines the evolution of the biopharmaceutical industry in this quarter’s Nice Insight Overview in Pharma’s Almanac. View the full article here , and we hope to see you at BIO 2018 in Boston June 5th-7th !

Integrated Efficiency

01 June, 2018

Lugi Trussardo, CEO of Olon Ricerca Bioscience, discusses the specific benefits of the integrated CDMO model in his article, Strengthening the Outsource Service Offering through Integration in the Q2 issue of Pharma’s Almanac. To learn more, visit Olon at BIO International booth #743 June 5th-7th in Boston.

Inside Pharmaceutical M&A

01 June, 2018

Kevin Bottomley, Partner at Results Healthcare, shares his insights on M&A and licensing strategies to expand both product portfolios and market reach. View the full article on Pharma’s Almanac and learn more about Results Healthcare by visiting

Onward & Upward for Brammer

01 June, 2018

In case you haven't heard, BrammerBio is moving so fast they will eclipse 700 staff by the end of 2018. What an amazing story the founders have to tell. That's Nice is incredibly delighted to be a part of this amazing story.

Talking Expansion with Biotechpharma

01 June, 2018

Vladas Algirdas Bumelis, CEO and chairman of the board for Biotechpharma, talks State-of-the-Art Biologics Manufacturing in an Unexpected Location in the Q2 issue of Pharma’s Almanac. To learn more about the rapidly expanding CDMO, visit Biotechpharma at BIO 2018 at the Boston Convention Center – booth# 1171!

Biomanufacturing Insights

31 May, 2018

Peter Boeddeker, Director of Quality Management for Baxter BioPharma Solutions, shares the benefits of a risk-based approach in addressing the challenges of manufacturing in a multi-product facility. Read the full article in the latest issue of Pharma’s Almanac and learn more about Baxter BioPharma at

Continued Innovation at Unither

31 May, 2018

Unither Pharmaceuticals is back in the latest issue of Pharma’s Almanac highlighting their single-use technologies, which include blow-fill-seal, liquid stick packs and other innovative dosage forms. To learn more about Unither’s unique delivery solutions, visit

Building a Biopharmaceutical CDMO

31 May, 2018

Hannes Teissl, Vice President of Polpharma Biologics, discusses building a biologics business from the ground up in the latest issue of Pharma’s Almanac. Read the full article here , and be sure to visit Polpharma Biologics at BIO International in Boston June 5th-7th – they’ll be in booth # 1543! 

Close-Up on GSK House

21 May, 2018

GSK’s sprawling Brentford, UK headquarters is a true epicenter for innovation, encompassing four five-story buildings and a 16-story block of towers. That’s Nice looks forward to continuing our relationship with the global healthcare leader.

Meeting Ecolab Life Sciences

16 May, 2018

Ecolab, widely known for its portfolio of cleaning solutions, recently launched a life sciences division in St. Paul, Minnesota. That’s Nice had the opportunity to visit the new Ecolab Life Sciences, which serves the personal care, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

"Marked" Growth

16 May, 2018

While in St. Paul, Minnesota, Nigel was warmly welcomed by Beau Garrett, VP of Sales & Marketing for TapeMark, a CDMO specializing in transdermal and oral thin films. As the company looks toward its next stage of growth, the newly hired sales leader is implementing new processes to further support the BD team. 

Launching Nice Match at DCAT

13 March, 2018

That's Nice is excited to introduce Nice Match, an invitation-only service connecting pharmaceutical buyers with contract service providers qualified to meet the specific requirements of a given project. We will be officially launching Nice Match at DCAT from March 19-22 in New York City. To learn more about this new offering, visit

New Client Website – CapsCanada

12 January, 2018

CapsCanada has launched a completely new website showcasing its top-quality capsules and encapsulation technologies. Discover how CapsCanada is helping customers around the world optimize their formulations for oral dose and bring their products to market. Visit >

J.P. Morgan Healthcare

09 January, 2018

That's Nice is attending the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, and our managing director Nigel Walker is busy as usual keeping up with his stacked meeting calendar. Nigel is pictured here following the Artificial Intelligence meeting for bioLIVE, a new UBM brand.

Servier CDMO 360° Virtual Tour

08 January, 2018

Immerse yourself in Servier CDMO’s embedded quality, know-how and reliability with an interactive tour of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. Take the virtual tour >

Stronger Than Ever

05 January, 2018

A key That's Nice account is starting 2018 with a bit of a facelift to its website. Winter Storm Grayson is pushing hard up the East Coast, and Marken is handling business as usual.

Getting Drug Pricing 'Right'

30 November, 2017

Haig Barrett CEO and That's Nice consulting partner Haig Barrett is featured on the cover of the November 2017 issue of Manufacturing Chemist. Check out his article on drug pricing strategies here. Congratulations, Haig!

Insights Abroad

22 November, 2017

More and more we are seeing the word “insight” in common business language, nine years after we named our research business Nice Insight. Here it is in a clip from the "Inside Today" section of yesterday's Japan Times.  

Creative Direction

23 October, 2017

It looks to us like the same agency has been working for two industry giants; two companies, one creative direction.

That's Nice at Chem Outsourcing

21 September, 2017

That's Nice staff attended the Chem Outsourcing show, which was hosted in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Avara at Contract Pharma

20 September, 2017

Avara at Scott Silaika, Director of Business Development at Avara Pharmaceutical Services in front of the company booth at the Contract Pharma show.

Spotted at Contract Pharma

19 September, 2017

Janice Graff, Sales and Business Development Director for GSK is pictured at The 16th Annual Contracting & Outsourcing Conference & Tabletop  Exhibition  at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. 

The Top 20 Drugs Worldwide

11 August, 2017

What are the top 20 drugs in the world? The best seller this year was Humira, followed by Harvoni and Enbrel.

New Nice Design Case Study – Road to BIO

21 July, 2017

That’s Nice recently completed a 12-state trek across America for BIO 2017, speaking with several life science sponsors about their individual journeys to BIO. Read all about the discoveries we made and the people we met on the Road to BIO. View case study. >

That's Nice in the Press

23 June, 2017

Nigel Walker, Founder & Managing Director for That's Nice, was interviewed during yesterday's BIO International Convention by San Diego's KSDY50. 

GSK Biopharmaceuticals at BIO

20 June, 2017

Janice Graff, GSK Biopharmaceuticals Director of Finished Product Sales & Business Development, and Brian Pierce, That’s Nice Director of Digital Capture, are pictured here in the That’s Nice signature Lamborghini at the end of the Road to BIO, booth # 1019

Celebrating with Abzena

20 June, 2017

That’s Nice celebrated Abzena’s growing biologics manufacturing footprint at a sunset party yesterday evening after BIO. 

Off to Print

22 May, 2017

We've just wrapped up our seventh issue of Pharma's Almanac Magazine! The Q2 2017 issue will focus on the global trends contributing to the continued advancement of biologics. Due out on June 15, 2017, the issue will be distributed in time for this year's BIO International Convention taking place from June 19-22, 2017. 

Nice Exhibit - Unither

17 May, 2017

Pictured here is Unither's CPhI North America booth #2836 featuring the company's illustrated "Single Best Way to Deliver" campaign, which emphasized the benefits of single unit dose technologies. The display includes an animated video to bring the illustration to life. 

Nice Exhibit - UPM Pharmaceuticals

17 May, 2017

Speed. Agility. Instinct. UPM's CPhI NA booth #2937 incorporates the key elements of the organization's commitment to advancing formulation development efforts for clients. 

Nice Exhibit - Federal Equipment Company

17 May, 2017

Stop by CPhI North America booth #2125 to check out Federal Equipment's unique booth design, and to chat with the team (including "Kate" the hologram) about the company's capabilities in providing used manufacturing equipment for a wide range of industries. 

Nice Exhibit - Hovione

16 May, 2017

Hovione's CPhI North America booth #2537 features  large-scale graphics highlighting the company's recent expansion in New Jersey, as well as their unique capabilities in API and drug product development, commercial spray drying, and highly potent APIs and SDD. 

GSK at CPhI North America

16 May, 2017

The That's Nice staff is currently attending CPhI North America, taking place in Philadelphia this week, offering us an insider's view into the show. Pictured above is the GSK booth, which conveys their Molecule to Market messaging in an eye-catching orange backdrop. 

Nice Exhibit - Capsugel

16 May, 2017

Check out CPhI North America Booth #2719 featuring Capsugel's unique exhibit design and a 3D CGI animation that illustrates the company's capabilities in "Engineering Medicines to Life." 

That's Nice at CPhI NA & Informex

16 May, 2017

Nigel Walker, Founder & Managing Director of That's Nice, kicks off a productive week at CPhI North America and Informex in Philadelphia. The event, which runs from May 16th - 18th, connects buyers and sellers across the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Thermo Fisher to Buy Patheon for $7.2 Billion

15 May, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific today announced a strategic expansion of its biopharma capabilities with the acquisition of Patheon, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. Read the full press release here

New Client Case Study – Brammer Bio

03 May, 2017

Newly established CDMO Brammer Bio debuted in with a new brand identity, new website, and other platforms for communications and public relations. View Case Study >

Countdown to CPhI North America

02 May, 2017

CPhI North America is officially less than two weeks away! The conference takes place from May 16-18 and will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. According to the official CPhI website, the show kicks off in 13 days, 11 hours, and 46 minutes. Visit for more details!

Hubspot Partner Day

01 May, 2017

Aaron Mazze, Digital Director and Partner, captures the entire executive Hubspot team while attending Hubspot Partner Day. Co-Founder and CEO Brian Halligan is pictured in the front row with Parter, CTO and Co-Founder Dharmesh Shah on the far right.

Inbound Innovation

27 April, 2017

Aaron Mazze, That's Nice Digital Director and Partner, is in Boston this week at HubSpot Partner Day 2017. The event is an exclusive opportunity for partners of the inbound marketing and sales platform to discuss the latest trends impacting the digital world.  

Upstate New York

26 April, 2017

Managing Director, Nigel Walker, and Accounts Director, Partner, Wei Gao went on a day road trip to upstate New York for a client meeting. They are both anticipating this summer's Journey to Bio, which will be a road trip all the way across the country. 

In Memory of Dr. Servier

25 April, 2017

That's Nice was given the opportunity to find out how Dr. Servier built a truly unique company around research through passion, while on an international visit to the company facility. 

Happy National DNA Day!

25 April, 2017

Today commemorates the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953, and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Find a celebration near you >

Remembering Dr. Servier

16 April, 2017

Today marks three years since the death of Dr. Jacques Servier, founder of the French pharmaceutical firm Servier Laboratories in 1954. Dr. Servier died at the age of 92.

New client case study launches – CMC Biologics

31 March, 2017

Seeking to further differentiate its capabilities within the biopharmaceutical CDMO market, CMC Biologics engaged us to help convey its experience, flexibility, and innovation in delivering ‘right-on-time’ solutions. View Case Study >

Interphex Highlights

30 March, 2017

Nigel Walker, Managing Director, is pictured in front of one of the most popular booths at Interphex, "Alcami igloo" which was a showstopper!

New client case study launches – Servier CDMO

29 March, 2017

Leveraging its 11 global facilities, Servier Laboratories developed an embedded CDMO business and engaged That’s Nice to help market the company’s excess capacity to other pharmaceutical manufacturers. View Case Study >

New client case study launches – Cenexi

29 March, 2017

That’s Nice worked with Cenexi to optimize awareness of the brand’s robust CDMO business and sterile oncology capabilities while emphasizing the company’s history of innovation. View Case Study >

DCAT 2017

28 March, 2017

As DCAT is officially behind us, we want to say thank you to everyone who came out and made the events of the week so memorable. 

New client case study launches – Icagen

28 March, 2017

Following a series of organizational changes resulting in an expansion of both space and capacity, That’s Nice worked with Icagen to create a unified brand that wholly conveyed the company’s robust capabilities in early discovery. View Case Study >

Alcami Announcement at DCAT

21 March, 2017

Alcami hosted their annual event at the Rainbow Room during DCAT, the press announcement is pictured.

We Heart J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

11 January, 2017

The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is progressing smoothly, and generating plenty of exciting news about the pharma and biotech market. The staff at That's Nice are in San Francisco to enjoy the conference as it unfolds.

Centerstage at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2017

10 January, 2017

We are front and center at the  J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2017. This photo is of a presentation at the conference, which attracts those in biotech from across the globe!

See You in San Francisco

09 January, 2017

Are you in San Francisco for the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference? We are on the west coast this week and couldn't be more excited to be a part of this growing event, known as the "superbowl of biotechs."

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2017

06 January, 2017

We look forward to seeing you at the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, which we will be attending in lovely San Francisco from Jan. 9th through 13th.
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